I am a creationist. But not YEC. When I read Genesis 1 the earth is in existence before the first day of creation week. Creation week involves “living creatures”, with the “breath of life” (v40), the life is “in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). Did the ancient Hebrew mean only red blood, which is what a layman/normal usage regards as blood? Or did the Bible also have haemocyanin in mind. Are emotionless, brainless snails without red blood cells, and without a proper brain and without proper lungs regarded as “living creatures”, with the “breath of life”, is the “life in the blue goo”, or rather “the life is in the blood” Without going into detail/exceptions, like snails with red blood, for the sake of argument I regard creation week simply as the creation of vertebrates and terrestrial plants.
I believe these were created fully formed during the Cambrian Explosion, without fossil precursor. Some have tried to link the Cambrian Explosion with the small shellies of the Ediacaran, but there lacks any convincing transitional fossils between the two.
The reality of the fossil record is that there truly appears to be a creation event when multiple species and even nearly every known phyla appeared fully formed in the Cambrian, without the slightest signs of previous transitional forms leading to their appearance in that early Cambrian fossil record.
I’m curious to hear your views on this from a fossil perspective. Looking at Mindspawn’s view on creation week, does the fossil record in any way contradict my biblical view?